Definition of simulant in English:

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simulant

Pronunciation: /ˈsimyələnt/

noun

A thing that simulates or resembles something else: jade simulants
More example sentences
  • Both the mock bomb and the factory were tested with simulants - benign substances with characteristics similar to the germs used in weapons.
  • Like the TNT, Winchester's 34 gr. bullet expands with explosive effect, breaking into almost sand-sized particles when fired into tissue simulants such as ballistic gelatin or even water.
  • The best simulants of natural gemstones are synthetic materials manufactured under laboratory conditions, identical in both chemical composition and crystal structure to their more costly natural counterparts.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin simulant- 'copying, representing', from the verb simulare.

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Syllabification: sim·u·lant

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